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was watching president obama and chris christie there at hurricane sandy. it was -- pivotal political moment this year. most memorable scene and for a country looking for people who can work together across party lines it was a new symbol. >> and ruinous for whom? >> i don't think it's ruinous for christie at all. >> no, no. not christie. ruin the romney. >> oh for sure. >> romney was nowhere to be seen and he had been -- he had the big mo going in. best political theater u. n. ambassador susan rice spinning the benghazi attack. she ended the soap opera with letter withdrawing from her petition for the united states. >> that's the worst? worst is my friend clint eastwood. in the empty chair. >> now wait a minute. >> brought it out -- >> a lot of people liked that. >> it was okay -- i mean it was interesting. >> not good -- >> it blotted out all the film of the great things mitt had done. >> eleanor? >> that's right. okay worst political theater i'm more serious. the senate republicans voting down the u. n. treaty on people with disabilities after senator bob dole made an appearance pleading
after a storm as devastating as hurricane sandy. and it's important to understand -- i think that many things have whopped the ability of the states and local communities to deal with some of the effects of this. that is why the sandy emergency supplemental is before us attached to h.r. 1 and why we will be voting on that, i assume, tomorrow. there are two versions before us. one is the senate democrats emergency supplemental proposal. that totals $60.4 billion. it includes nearly $13 billion in mitigation funding. now, that goes for the next storm, not this storm. $3.46 billion for army corps of engineers, $500 million of which are projects from previous disasters, $3 billion to rare or replace federal assets that do not fall in the category of emergency need, $56 million for tsunami cleanup on the west coast, which, of course, does not relate to sandy, and a lot of new authorizing language for reform of disaster relief programs which i would support through the regular process. but without having gone through the authorizing committee, i don't think that's a good idea. our proposed a
represent districts that are impacted by hurricane sandy, came to the floor of the house expressing their anger after getting word that the house republican leadership wasn't planning to take up any supplemental spending measure. helping those affected by the storm in october. the senate did approve a $60 billion measure on friday. new jersey governor chris christi also expressed his frustration, speaking from the governor's office in trenton this afternoon, he just wrapped up a press conference, and here's a quick look at what he had to say. >> new jersey and new york are among the most generous states in the nation to our fellow states. we vote for disaster relief for other states in need. we are donor states. spending much more -- sending much more to washington, d.c., than we get back in federal spending. despite this history of unbridled generosity, in our hour of desperate need, we have been left waiting for help six times longer than the victims of katrina, with no end in sight. americans are tired of the political partisanship of this congress which plays one upsmanship ahea
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senators to continued work on the $60 billion hurricane sandy relief package. negotiations continue on avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff. both parties head to the white house today to discuss the fiscal cliff with the president. it's at 3:00 p.m. eastern in the oval office. senate in recess until 2:00 p.m. eastern when the senate reconveneses, live coverage here on c-span2. >>> and right now on c-span2 a conversation with nebraska senator ben nelson who is retiring after two terms. >>> retiring senator nebraska ben tell me sop. years that began with the 2003 recount and reended with re-election of president obama. if you could think of the adjective to describe these years what would it be? >> clearly interesting. challenging. sometimes totally frustrating. but also full of opportunities for the country. there was some good times during the twelve years laced together with some that weren't so good. 9/11, the anthrax scare. there were positive things as well, the election of president obama, i thought it was a positive statement for the country and moving forward in a way that we
of my childhood no longer exist. >> after sandy ravaged the jersey shore days prior to the election, the nations of governor chris christie, a romney supporter, buddying up to president obama. >> when you know you have a responsibility to those folks, you could give a dam about the politics of things. i could care less today. >> what is chris christie's political future? >> re-election looks quite probable, to the point where the mayor of newark, seen as his principal opponent, has decided to look in other venues to pursue his own political future. he record the highest favorable job rating ever found in any governor of new jersey in its history after his handling of sandy. >> that that natural disaster and the reaction of governor christie and the reaching out to the president -- did that help president obama? >> it certainly did. i do not think it was decisive. if the election had been held a week earlier, you look at the polls on that day, but it was a lot closer. i think obama would have won, but it would not have been an electoral landslide. i think his 2.8% advantage in the po
to watch it. anna, thank you. jon: superstorm sandy caused so much devastation when it slammed into the northeast. the senate approved billions of dollars in aid to help the victims. why those affected won't be seeing any of that money anytime soon. [gunfire] >>> plus one of the deadliest attacks in weeks in syria as the violence there only gets worse. how much longer than the assad regime last? ambassador john bolton with his thoughts next. [ male announcer ] eligible for medicare? that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and you'll never need a referral to see a specialist. join the millions who have already
staff nine schools there with armed and uniformed guards, just days after a gunman stormed sandy hook elementary school on december 14th. 20 young students and six teachers died. parents in marlboro say they support the move. >> i think it's a good idea after the shooting up in connecticut and just to make the kids feel a little safer. >> it makes me feel safer 'cause i know what happened to the kids and it makes me feel really safe. >> is there any emotional event to this, i personally have a hard time talking about it and seeing the images. >> megyn: marlboro's superintendent says the officers will be at the schools for the next three months while the town figures out if there are more cost effective ways to keep the schools safe. and now, the latest on the survivors from the shooting at sandy hook elementary as they prepare to return to classes. students today did a walk through of their new school and the nearby town of monroe, connecticut and the town local officials are going to great lengths to make this transition as easy as possible on the children. david lee miller is live n
the thousands of the items honoring the sandy hook school shooting victims. the flowers, the signs, the teddy bears and the tributes will become part of a sacred memorial. we'll tell you about that. >>> also, i'll talk with a congressman who wants to use the national rifle association against itself on gun reform. if there is a disconnect between nra members and the nra leadership. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gi of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. it's lots of things. all waking up. ♪ becoming part of the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ trees will talk to networks will talk to scientists about climate change. cars will talk to road sensors will talk to stoplights about traffic efficiency. the ambulance will talk to patient records will talk to doctors about saving lives. it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. the next big thing? we're going to wake the world up. ♪ and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. ♪ cisco. tomorrow starts h
with a simple idea posted to twitter. what if we could honor the 26 lives lost at sandy hook elementary with small acts of kindness, leaving a stranger an unexpected tweak or inspirational message or a way to keep warm. >> i've always made quilts. i thought, wouldn't it be nice to make quilt, one for each child. and then donate them. >> reporter: using the #26acts, people began sharing their kindness kin kindness on social media and it has become a massive wave reaching to the halls of congress. >> i think america was looking for ways to demonstrate their grief, caring, empathy. >> reporter: to the other side of the world. >> i thought, if this makes someone smile, that's a pretty good thing. >> reporter: as more and more people shared their good deeds online, they inspired others. teachers inspired their students. in rhode island, they are collecting food and books for underprivilege. >> they by far exceeded anything i could have expected. >> reporter: after giving hand warmers to her bus driver, stephanie challenged her co-workers to do something, too. now, the drivers at chicago's w
the highest favorable job rating ever found in any governor of new jersey after his handling of sandy. >> did that natural disaster and the reaction of governor christie and the reaching out to the president -- did that help president obama? >> it certainly did. i do not think it was decisive. if the election had been held a week earlier and you look at the polls, and to was a lot closer. i think obama would have won, but it would not have been an electoral landslide. i think his 2.8% advantage in the popular vote probably would have been a pointless. people ask how important obama's reaction, handling of sandy was, 9% said it was the most important issue. i think 18% said it was one of the most important issues. a very high number. if you look at the trajectory of the polls, it clearly had an effect, but i do not think it was a decisive effect. i think the roots of the defeat of romney were a lot deeper than that. >> chris christie is a harbinger of the future in a sense. he is an imperfect messenger because he has a weight problem and a little bit too much of a mouth on him, but set into th
time in newtown. and sandy hook. i just think millions and i speak on behalf of millions of americans just more grateful to have their family and good friends close to them, especially because of what happened there two and a half weeks ago. moving forward and live does this time as well, we hope and pray for better days. happy new year. >> that is the number one new year's resolution to spend more time with their family. and their friends in 2013. and weight loss is a close second. >> here's to that, too. here we go. buckle up. >> check out the big ball. goitsing to fall in 60 seconds. you can kiss 2012 goodbye. 45 seconds. there go the fire works. there you go. 20. 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1! happy new year! yeah! >> looking good. >> wow they changed confetti. >> it's bigger. like big snowy flakes all over the place. >> we've got fire works coming down. ready? >> start the big race. >> look at that at the american flag. it's pretty. >> every year they say... remember, every year,. >> every year you disobey. >> happy new year. >> look at that. >> we've got the mayor here and this
of the sandy hook school shooting in connecticut. preparing to return to classes for the first time since the tragedy. classes resume tomorrow. but today, families will get a first look at the new location. the previous chalk hill middle school in nearby monroe, just a few miles from newtown. a meticulously renovated school the students will now attend. and abc's amy robach is in monroe this morning, to show us. good morning to you, amy. >> reporter: josh, good morning to you. we're just down the street from chalk hill school. and we understand some families here, in an effort to show support to the students from sandy hook who will be returning to school, they have lined the streets, the bus route, with green ribbons, to make them feel the support of this community, as they head back into the halls of a classroom. we know there's a new sign up on chalk hill middle school that reads sandy hook elementary school. as students go to class tomorrow, many of them will see a familiar face. their former principal, who retired back in 2010, will be greeting them at the door. school officials and
in anger when the hurricane sandy relief bill didn't get acted on. >> absolutely indefensible. we have a moral obligation to hold this vote. >> this is an absolute disgrace. and the speaker should hang his head in shame. >>steve: that was a republican and a democrat. what went wrong and how long will the victims of sandy have to wait? even though congress can't agree, our congress is still united on one thing. football. today we're joined by two of our nation's greatest coaches. talk about notre dame facing alabama. "fox and friends" starts now. >>steve: hello there folks interested in the fiscal cliff on this second day. >>brian: why wouldn't they be. when you went to bed, john boehner served up two possibilities. one you could vote on the senate bill which passed overwhelmingly. two, the house might amend the senate bill and add a bunch of spending. he didn't have enough votes for that entree and in the end a whole bunch of republicans voted for the senate bill, although a whole bunch of republicans voted against the senate bill. it has passed. >>juliet: pretty amazing all the drama
for millions of americans. the postal service could go bankrupt and hurricane sandy relief could be stalled. so what needs to happen for congress to wake up? "outfront" tonight -- welcome. >> first for you, the fiscal cliff, the world's most predictable political problem. this is the cover of "the washington post" the day after the election saying time to deal with the debt. everybody knows it. that was the whole idea, right? this was the big plan. election year is too divisive to get anything done. just kick the lame duck. so what happened? why can't congress find a way to work together, even with a gun at their head? >> because they don't get along. i think it may have been naive of some of us to think that the election was going to be the magic formula and they would play well in the sand box after the election. what's it going to take? i think it's going to take for us to go off the cliff and the american public demanding action. i think we're going to see that over and over again. it's going to be the american public demanding action on gun control. it's going to be the american public dem
the "fiscal cliff" package but members left without agreeing on federal aid for victims of hurricane sandy. the senate already okayed the $60 billion measure. new congress will be sworn in tomorrow. >>> well, on weather news it's freezing out there this morning literally and we have cbs 5 reporter anne makovec feeling the freeze in san rafael. good morning, anne. >> reporter: i have been watching the temperature here behind me at this bank in san rafael. it's below zero, elizabeth, celsius at least. 26 degrees fahrenheit right now. a freeze warning in effect for the north bay and a frost advisory in effect until 9 a.m. for the shoreline and the santa clara valley. temperatures in the 20s and 30s, frost of course can tell you sensitive plants outside so hopefully yours are already covered up. today is also a "spare the air" day. that's because the cold weather forces tiny particles of pollution in the air close to the ground and then there really isn't any wind so those particles stay close to the ground making it tough for some people to breathe. a "spare the air" alert means no burning a
of the other stories we're following for you this wednesday morning. the children of sandy hook children to school this week, but not to the scene of that horrific tragedy. how their old classrooms have been meticulously re-created down to the crayons. really a remarkable effort by everybody in that community. we'll tell you some surprise visitors they're going to have, as well. >>> a triumphant comeback. espn host hanna storm returning to television after a month after her accident. >>> you know you make new year's resolutions that takes will power and support to succeed. but did you know there are people betting against you? doesn't that sound horrible? we'll tell you who they are, and why in the world anyone would want to bet against you. are there any good people left in the world? >> yeah, there are. a few. >> that's why we don't make new year's resolutions. >> did you make one? >> no. just not to work on new year's. >>> first, congress has kicked off 2013 by finally closing the deal to real the country back in from the fiscal cliff. >> the house voted on a measure that will spare m
damaged by sandy, including governor christie, a republican and governor cuomo, a democrat, should be deeply disappointed and yes, angry that this congress would adjourn without addressing the pain of our fellow citizens. >> that was maryland congressman steny hoyer expressing outrage with the leaders decision to end the term without voting on aid for victims of hurricane sandy. a house committee drafted a measure to allocate $27 billion for recovery efforts. speaker john boehner says the house won't vote on it before the term ends at noon tomorrow. spokesman says the congress is still committed, though, to passing that legislation this month. >> 6:05 now. secretary of state hillary clinton is on blood thinners to treat a blood clot. she fainted and had a concussion. doctors were giving her a checkup this past sunday. that's when an mri revealed she had a blood clot between her brain and skull. doctors say it did not cause a stroke or neurological damage. clinton is expected to make a full recovery. for now, she's under doctor's care at new york presbyterian hospital. >>> in the da
am deeply disappointed, mr. speaker, and the people who have been damninged by sandy, including governor country christy, a republican, and governor cuomo, a democrat, should be deeply disappointed and, yes, angry that this congress would adjourn without addressing the pain of our fellow citizens. >> that was maryland congress denny hoyer to end the term without voting on aid for victims of hurricane sandy. a house come drafted a measure to allocate $27 billion for recovery efforts. speaker john boehner says the house won't vote on it before this term ends at noon tomorrow. his spokesman said the congressman is still committed to passing the legislation this month. >>> let's switch gears and talk about the weather. sunny skies but another cold morning. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein joins us. >>> this is the coldest day we've had since last winter and this morning we had quite a bit of cloudiness at dawn. since then the sky has thinned out. the atmosphere is thinning. we've had the cloud cover moving f to the east. but there's a few clouds north of us and well south but
the victims of superstorm sandy. that particular move has left some new york lawmakers furious with their fellow colleagues for failing to take action. >> i truly feel betrayed this evening. i've left this floor -- i left this floor with an understanding that this bill was going to be brought to the floor. one of congress' most basic responsibilities is to help families, communities, businesses recover. >> and now i have to go home and tell them their new year's gift is that they're going to wait even longer, even longer for something they should have had over a month ago. >> the bill calls for more than $60 billion to be directed to the relief effort. and it already passed the senate, but now the house must way wait for the new congress to be sworn in before any further action can be taken. >>> the d.c. council is set to begin its new session today by officially welcoming its newest member. david grasso, an independent won the at-large council seat back in november. he has said education and ethics reform will be his priorities. five incumbent councilmembers will also be swor
for sandy, that's part of the discretionary spending. >> and part of this is a snowball, right, so the cuts take place, they have their effect but they dampen consumer confidence. >> that's right. >> people are less confident, they spend less and hurts the economy more. >> if you look at what happened last year with the debt wrangling in august of 2011, consumer confidence dipped 30% and that was without the worry over tax hikes. >> even if it's not clear exactly what's going to happen in the fiscal cliff i'm hearing from retailers, they're saying we're feeling this. holiday sales were dampened by it, what happened next year as far as business hiring could be dampened as well. >> retail stocks are down. the stock market has been jittery and business is extremely worried. >> any silver lining at all? some good news? >> one silver lining if we go over the cliff it's possible that will create a political reset that will change the terms of debate and really focus things and get a deal done fingers crossed. >> part of that deal also another thing i hear from businesses
the victims of superstorm sandy. lawmakers are angry because the republican house leadership ended the session without voting on that sandy bill. >> we're told we'll get a bill on the floor later this month in the next congress. it's already nine weeks. it's already an unprecedented length of time and why? new york and pennsylvania and new jersey, those residents -- are those residents any leisureses than other parts of the country -- are those residents any less residents than other parts of the country? >>> the deal to avert the fiscal cliff appears to be good news for hollywood. the legislation extends millions of dollars in tax incentives for the entertainment industry, through the end of the year. producers of movies made here in the u.s. can deduct up to $15 million in expenses. those incentives were generous for tv producers who can claim deductions for each episode. >>> experts are predicting a shortage of primary care doctors in california and across the country. as the population gets colder, and they also say that the affordal care act could strain access to primary care physicians.
in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. >> enough is enough now. becoming a little bit too much. >> reporter: in the suburbs of new york city, where they're still struggling in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. by windy night, the heavy snow in connecticut reduced visibility and blanket the roads. >> frustrating, especially going down the hills. >> reporter: a similar scene in massachusetts, where drivers are taking it extra slow. the snow is causing headaches at the airports, over 7,000 flights stranded. and in the northeast, the weather system pounded parts of the midwest and spawn iing 46 tornadoes in the south including this one caught on a surveillance tape at a walgreens in ohio. >>> in kentucky, authorities were on the scene in dozens of accidents. in arkansas, thousands were left without power after the snow dumped 15 inches in part of the state. little rock saw its snowiest christmas ever. >> beautiful here but it is just too cold and the power is out and i don't like it when the power is out. >> i'm from iowa originally. i moved here about 30 years ago to get way from this. >> repo
to sandy hook elementary where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults last month. instead they will be going to a nearby vacant school. a school that is transformed to look just like their old classrooms. the kids will have the same desk even the walls are going to be painted the same colors. the classes begin tomorrow but today there will be an open house. >>> connecticut lawyer is dropping plans to sue the state over the sandy hook school shooting. irving accused the school of not protecting students. he was planning to seek $100 million in damages on behalf of a six-year-old girl who survived that shooting massacre. he received dozens of threatening messages about his lawsuit. accusing him of trying to profit from the tragedy. it's not clear yet if those messages have anything to do with that decision to drop the lawsuit. >>> they missed their dead line -- deadline by 24 hours but they did calm financial fears. as kyla campbell reports economists are split on the outcome. kyla. >> reporter: the big fear in the last few weeks was how investors would react. asia kicked of
melting of the arctic to superstorm sandy to the massive typhoon in the philippines. 2012 will also be remembered for a series of mass shootings from aurora, arata, to the sikh temple, to be shooting in newtown, conn.. the case around trayvon martin sparked national protest after officials refused to arrest george zimmerman. president obama continues his secret drone wars. we spend the hour looking back at the moment and movements that shaped 2012. >> democratic congresswoman gabrielle giffords has announced she will step down this week. she was shot in the head last year in a shooting spree that left six people dead in tucson. >> thank you for your prayers and for giving me the time to recover. i have more work to do on my recovery, so i will do what is best for arizona. i will step down this week. >> iraqis are voicing outrage over the sentencing of the last marines charged in the 2005 massacre of 25 civilians. on tuesday, frank woodrich received no jail time. >> i was expecting the american courts would sentence the person to life in prison. he should appear and confessed to the
president bill clinton and daughter chelsea scene visiting her yesterday. >>> students from sandy hook elementary school return to class tomorrow this is for the very first time since the horrendous massacre three weeks ago. but the children won't be back at sandy hook in that building itself. they will attend an empty elementary school a couple of miles away. newtown and how about this? irving pinsky who sought to sue the straight of connecticut, $100 million, has withdrawn the suit for now. part of the reason? the outcry, too strong. pinsky represents the parents of a 6-year-old survivor. we'll have him here on the show in the next hour. >> really controversial. a lot of people have a lot of questions for the attorney. >>> in los angeles, a photographer killed last night trying to get a shot of justin bieber. the man snapped pictures of a sports car that he thought the popstar was in. the photographer struck and killed while crossing a freeway to return to his own car. in a statement, justin bieber said he was not in the sports car, but his thoughts and prayers with the family of the
's annual new year's day swim takes on a special significance after superstorm sandy badly damaged coney island and its famous boardwalk. money raised from the swim will go to a nonprofit called coney recovers. >> what we're aiming to do with the funds raised today in partnership with the polar bear club is help out not for profits in the area. >> reporter: as for these arctic athletes, each has their own strategy for diving into the frigid waters. >> you've got to run in place to get warmed up, and we like to love and hug and kiss and get all warm and fuzzy and then we jump right in. >> reporter: after a few minutes of psychological gamesmanship, it's time. this army of self-proclaimed polar bears runs towards its nemesis, the ocean. >> it's a lot better if you dunk your head in really fast. it's like ripping a band-aid off. >> reporter: another year, another plunge. >> every day is a new year. yeah! >> reporter: in coney island, matt cozar, channel 7, eyewitness news. >> he wins the best outfit. dressed up like a scottish bagpiper. >> now the polar bear club, it's the oldest winter bat
to connecticut. they are turn to school this week hundreds of teachers and students from sandy hook will be back on class on thursday. in a different school building one town away and they it will be a nervous time. police are hoping to make the transition smooth. the backpacks will be moved to the new school and 26 students and teachers were killed in the shooting. developing news from pennsylvania governor tom corbett says that he plans to sue ncaa. in the after math of the jerry sandusky sex abuse scandal. the yufert agreed to sanctions last july. they banned the university from competing in postseason bowl games. >> here's a look at top stories we're following tonight. republicans are leaving right now to talk about how to hand the fiscal cliff. house republican leader eric cantor says he can't support the senate bill. democrats are urging house leaders to let members vote on this bill. >> a raging fire tore through a church in a county today. they are devastated today and investigators are trying to determine the cause and church leaders
of hot water for making nice with president obama in the wake of hurricane sandy. >> 2.8 million people without power. i've watched these extraordinary scenes over new jersey today, really quite unprecedented. i've never seen anything quite like it. have you ever seen anything like this in your lifetime? >> no, i haven't. you know, you see sights like the seaside heights board walk where the program "the jersey shore" is filmed, the boardwalk is gone. it is gone. music rides, roller coaster ride, in the ocean. it's incredible. homes destroyed. it's an awful thing. >> you've taken charge, as you've always done in these situations, in a very impressive way. people have been surprised you've been so outspokenly supportive and praiseworthy to the president. i'm not surprised knowing you but explain to me why you were happy to do that so close to an election when some might say politically that wasn't the best thing to do. >> this is much more important than any election, piers. this is the livelihood of the people in my state when the president does this evenings that deserve praise, i will
. there was a family flooded out by superstorm sandy, even one of our abc producers helped drive them to safety. their house was flooded so badly, they could not go back home. abc's ron claiborne has this incredible story. >> reporter: in the storm ravaged town of long beach, long island, on the day after hurricane sandy, we met barbara burns standing on the front porch of the house she called home for the past 48 years, the house had five feet of floodwater in it and, worse, 100 gallons of home heating oil stored in her garage had spilled into the water. she wanted to go to a shelter but her family had no way to go anywhere. almost every car in town had been damaged by the flood. so we gave them a ride. she, her daughter maureen, her two grandchildren and mccleary, the family dog, all squeezed in with a few possessions they could grab in a hurry. producer john s achlsantucci dr them to city hall where they caught a bus to the sheller. that's the last time we saw them until a few days ago when we met mrs. burn and maureen again at their little house on connecticut avenue. >> i really feel like
if not millions of americans. indeed we saw with hurricane sandy what happens when a major piece of critical infrastructure like your electricity grid goes down for a prolonged period. and our cyber infrastructure, our cyber networks, are ripe for those types of attacks. >> reporter: janet napolitano by the way is a member of the council on foreign relations. this attack was apparently detected relatively quickly but, jon, it may underscore the vulnerability a lot of computer networks face in this country. jon: well, so the website is working and it was, as you say, it was discovered fairly early. how does it work? what did they do? what did they accomplish? >> reporter: you described this as a drive-by attack. the idea wasn't really so much to target the website so much as the people that use it. we talk about high-profile membership within the council on foreign relations. you're talking about former presidents. even current defense and intelligence officials that mavis it this site on a regular basis the idea here for hackers was to kind of get into this website and then get into the syst
212-- 20 first graders and six staff members were killed at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. >> the question then becomes, you know, whether we are actually shook up enough by what happened here. that it does not just become another one of these routine episodes. where it gets a lot of attention for a couple of weeks and drifts away. it certainly won't feel like that to me. this is something that that was the fertion worst day of my presidency, an it's not something i want to see repeated. >> in california for nearly 20 years a person convicted of breaking three law, no matter how minor would be sent to prison for life. no exceptions. john blackstone tonight reports on the young people who saw injustice in the three strikes law and set out to change it. >> reporter: at standford law school michael romano and his students don't just study justice, they go in search of it. seeking to free those who because of california's three strikes law are serving life sentences for minor crimes. >> his third strike was shoplifting a pair of gloves and a spool of wire from hom
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the congress without voting on the hurricane sandy relief package. the 112 congress ends thursday at noon. >> on this vote the boats are 257. the motion is [video clip] >> the motion is therefore on the table. host: last night the u.s. house passed a deal to avert the so called "fiscal cliff". good morning and welcome to "washington journal" this wednesday, january 2, 2013. we would like to hear your thoughts on a bill that passed both houses of congress. here are the numbers to call -- you can also find us online. send us a tweet. or join the conversation on facebook. you can also e-mail us. the "washington times has this headline -- and in the washington post -- we would like to hear what you think about this bill. we will be digging into it more, going over some of the details. if to give us some perspective is pete, a staff writer with the the hill newspaper. thanks for being with us. guest: hi. host: they talk about the house republicans balked at first. what was the sticking point? guest: you used to just have to keep taxes low. but with the debt creeping up more and more, it is inc
freezing rain structure. disasters. we saw sandy and the hurricane and getting up in the cloud somewhere. >> it's essential. at the end of the day the days of having all your data stored in a tower under your desk or lawyers or accountants or districts having all their hippa information in a closet on site those days are gone. businesses are going to interest to keep it secure in military style off site and access it from a tablet. >> juliet: quite the world we live in. >> it's changing. >> juliet: are you ready for this? next on the run down a pizza delivery guy fights off a gang of robbers. >> five people against one is not a good situation to be in. i thought that i was about to die. >> juliet: his reward? he just got demoted. we're going to tell you about this. >> clayton: oak ridge boys phoning in performance for george h.w. bush ♪ how sweet the sound ♪ that saved a reach like me ♪ i once was lost ♪ but now i am found ♪ was blind ♪ but now i see ♪ [ malennouncer ] it's tt time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castl
off the shelves after fears of a ban on assault rifles following the sandy hook massacre. we're live at the white house with the latest details. plus this. >> reporter: i'm alina cho in times square, where just hours from now new york will host what is arguably the biggest new year's eve party in the world. number one tip. if you plan to come to times square, dress warmly. it is frigidly cold. "cnn newsroom" starts right now. >>> good morning. i'm suzanne malveaux sitting in for carol costello. this morning the clock ticking louder. the nation inching closer to this fiscal cliff. we could be just hours away from seeing all of our paychecks shrink. we're following all the last minute drama to avoid that, of course. brianna keilar is covering this morning's urgent talks happening in washington. christine romans is here to talk about the impact first, and alison kosik with how investors are reacting this hour. >>> first, another story. the health condition of the nation's top diplomat. this morning secretary of state hillary clinton is waking up now in a new york hospital. she is being
action. will have to go through the rules committee on the sandy spending bill and on the fiscal cliff deal. there is a lot of procedural stuff that has to happen, even before we get to the floor. >> stephen dinan, when did you come into work? have you been there all night? >> i got home for about six hours. it has been a lot of long days. last year, i spent years in a hotel -- new years in a hotel. this year i spent it with my reporter friends. not where i anticipated being. >> politics editor for the washington times. i hope we can check in with you later this evening if we need to. >> anytime. host: we conducted that interview a few hours ago. back to our live coverage, a live shot of the u.s. capitol. you can see the light, and that means that the house is still in session and they are in recess of the to the call of the chair. the senate has gone out of session. lisa tweets, she is a reporter -- hope tomorrow will go well. so the senate is active session. they are not going to be around if the house has to do anything. they will not be in session. they will be back tomorrow, their
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